The Current

The Current for May 20, 2020

Today on The Current: Pandemic pushing restaurants out of business; National affairs panel on border restrictions and more; How can schools reopen safely?; Dr. Catherine Hankins on AIDS research and COVID-19
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

Federico's Supper Club has been an institution in Vancouver for more than 20 years, but is among a number of Canadian restaurants that recently closed their doors forever. We discuss the challenges facing your favourite restaurants in the pandemic, and beyond.

Then, our national affairs panel discusses Ottawa's decision to extend the Canada-U.S. border closure amid COVID-19. We hear from Toronto Star columnist Susan Delacourt, The Globe and Mail's political reporter Justine Hunter, and Emilie Nicolas, a columnist with Le Devoir.

Plus, whether schools reopen in the coming weeks — or not until September — what needs to be done to keep students and teachers safe?

And finally, in the heart of the AIDS crisis, Dr. Catherine Hankins was at the frontlines of research tackling that epidemic. The Montreal doctor discusses turning her attention to COVID-19.